Skanska’s Mike Putnam becomes chairman of the Federation of Piling Specialists

Press release 19/02/2002 00:00 CET

Skanska UK board director Mike Putnam is the new chairman of the Federation of Piling Specialist (FPS), which represents 17 leading companies in the foundations sector with a combined turnover of over £300 million.

Mr Putnam’s main priority will be driving the FPS’s strategic objectives following its recent review, including the Working Platform Initiative, a plan to create safer working platforms across the industry, and adoption of the Registration Scheme among main contractors and clients to aid the selection of suitably qualified piling specialists.

As well as being on the board at Skanska UK, Mr Putnam is deputy chairman of Cementation Foundations Skanska, the country’s largest foundations company. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers, an executive member of the European Federation of Foundation Contractors and chairman of Skanska Foundations Group, an organisation that brings together Skanska’s 11 worldwide foundations businesses.